To practise as a nurse practitioner in British Columbia, a nurse practitioner must be registered with BCCNM. The College registers nurse practitioners in one of three streams of practice:
All applicants are required to complete:
A written examination, and
An objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) in the appropriate stream of practice: family, adult or pediatric.
B.C. NP graduates are eligible to apply for
provisional NP registration, which enables you to work as an NP (with
conditions) in B.C. prior to passing the written exam and OSCE. This
provisional NP registration is granted for a specific employer. If you decide
to switch NP employers or wish to add a second employer an updated application
for provisional NP registration is required.
Learn more about provisional registration
*Examples of diseases, disorders and conditions commonly managed by an entry-level NP are now an appendix in
Applying the Competencies.